Reviewed: 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Gets Driven in Chicago, toddler tested, highway blasted, and still gets great fuel economy!
Browsing the "40 mpg" Tag
2017 Chevy Spark Activ is a Tiny, 40 MPG Crossover That Works- unlike its bigger brother, the Chevy Trax, which has trouble with folding strollers.
With the CR-V in the body shop I needed a ride, and Mazda delivered with a 41 MPG Mazda 3 sedan. What did I think of the sporty 4 door? Find out …
With a relatively inexpensive EGR system in place, the current Buick Regal becomes a full-sized, low-emission, 40 MPG luxobarge highway cruiser!
Despite being good, cheap, economical transportation, the latest 2014 Nissan Versa Note is no fun in the mountains … but is that enough to make it a bad deal?
When Mercedes’ Sprinter first arrived on US shores as a Dodge, it replaced the aging Ram Van and so thoroughly outclassed the class-leading Ford Econoline commercial van that, in the decade-or-so since, the Econoline has been discontinued. This Mercedes minivan is its little brother.
The 2014 Mazda 6 GT: a drop-dead gorgeous machine whose primary purpose is, I think, to sell more base-model Mazda 6 Sport sedans with manual transmissions.
This is the new-for-2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid. For me, the Avalon was the undisputed star of the show – and it changed the way this gear-head looks at cars in (what, to a gear-head, might seem like) a profound and fundamental way. Let me tell you about it. See, at some point over the last […]
For the past year, consumer groups have gone after Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia, claiming that their advertised mpg ratings were over-generous. Well it turns out that the EPA agrees, and Hyundai/Kia will not only downgrade their vehicle mpg ratings, but will also compensate owners of 2011-2013 models affected by the downgrade.
This week, President Obama put his name to a government mandate enforcing a 54.5 CAFE rule for the 2025 car market. This of course has conservative blogs freaking out over government reach, but once you get past that big, scary number, things don’t look too bad. Chutes, Ladders, And Electric Vehicles First off, the CAFE […]
Whether the car here will be wearing “Caliber”, “Hornet”, or “Neon” nameplates when it arrives at US dealers next year remains to be seen – but these things are certain: this will be the face of first all-new car from Chrysler since the Fiat takeover, and this will be the most important new Chrysler since […]
Behind the scenes at Gas 2, we’re basically gearheads – and most of us either own an enviable collection of American icons or have the names of some Serious motorsports and performance tuning firms on our resumes. We love cars, in other words, at least as much as the next guy … we just happen […]
The magic number automakers seem to be striving to hit is 40 mpg highway. It is a nice, around number, and apparently very achievable with today’s technology, given the rapid growth of this group. And today it has a new member; the 2012 Chevy Sonic with the 1.4 liter turbocharged engine.
Is there a Junior in your future? If reports coming out of Germany are to be believed, then GM is getting ready to announce Opel’s return to the US – spearheaded by a premium subcompact that will compete with BMW’s Mini and all-electric “i” brands, as well as the Fiat 500C currently padding the wallets […]
It’s a comment that appears on green-car articles again and again, “Why doesn’t anyone build a diesel hybrid?” and – for the most part – the question has been ignored … until now. Mercedes-Benz has heard your cries, true-believers, and will begin selling the E300 BlueTEC Hybrid-electric sedan you see here in 2012 … a […]
Hyundai has been on a roll lately, going from win to win on the strength of its current product, positive “buzz” over its recent “Blue” hydrogen concept cars, and the genius of its industry-leading “Hyundai Assurance” program. Hyundai’s marketers deserve an inch of freedom, I suppose – and they are taking a mile of it, […]
Ah, the LeCar. We had one of those in the driveway while I was growing up, and I vividly remember being driven to school by my uncle when the little LeCar caught fire. This was, it should be noted, a commonplace enough thing that I simply started spraying the fusebox with the small extinguisher we’d […]
There it is, this generation’s Joe Camel. Remember Joe Camel? If you’re over 30, you definitely remember the smooth-talking cartoon Camel that was RJ Reynolds’ mascot for Camel-brand cigarettes back in the 80’s and 90’s. Joe Camel was everywhere … until a federal court decided that you shouldn’t market products that may cause “serious injury, […]